Red Grandis is a distinct timber species that is popular for construction of many outdoor structures, including decks and fences. It is lightweight, strong, and naturally resists insects and decay. This timber is naturally durable with minimal knotting, resulting in a consistently smooth texture. The fibers are relatively uniform in color with variations from light pink to dark red, and accept paint or stain well. Red Grandis is dimensionally stable and strong, yet lightweight in comparison to similar woods. The price of Red Grandis shutters is at the most affordable level and the best overall value.
Mahogany is noticeably darker reddish brown than other selections. Mahogany performs very well in outdoor conditions and there is little seasonal movement in this dense wood. Mahogany is the heaviest of the three lumbers and naturally repels insects.
Cedar is the most common material for building exterior board and batten shutters in the industry. Cedar has many of the same qualities as Red Grandis, yet is less dense, making it easier to sand and finish. We use Select Grade B (99.5% clear) and better Cedar to begin the manufacturing process.
Economy Pine Board & Batten Shutters
Construction with Southern Yellow Pine results in a baseline quality shutter. Pine economy shutters have the same outstanding aesthetic of premium wood shutters, but just not the full durability and projected longevity. The economy board & batten wooden shutters are built with the same construction techniques, but with a thinner material resulting in what most would consider “builder grade”.
Composite Board and Batten Shutters
Our board and batten composite shutters are constructed from high quality durable material that is impervious to moisture, rot, and termites. Stable composite shutters outperform wood in many categories, including longevity.
Extira is an engineered product formed with sustainable wood fiber (sawdust) with marine grade resins. The raw materials are pressed into dense rigid panels. Shutter components are cut from larger sheets and shaped to specification. Composite shutters can be hinged but have only one presentable side, yet are priced lower than premium wood shutters.
ShutterLand composite and wood board and batten exterior shutters are available in several standard configurations.
The basic arrangement of this shutter style consists of adjacent vertical boards with two horizontal battens. A third batten is required for shutters in excess of of 55″ in height, but is otherwise optional. A fourth batten may also be specified. Positioning of wood boards can be modified to include a space, or gap, between the vertical members.
Barn style z-pattern shutters are popular on many homes. The forward facing z is typically installed on the left side of the window, with the reverse-z on the right. Arch top exterior shutters reflect the contour of arched windows. A springline measurement is required to reflect lines of the window. The top batten will be lower than on a standard rectangular shutter to accommodate for the curve.
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